Vivo Z1x (6GB RAM, 128GB)  +3 variations

price₹ 17,990 onwards

launchSep, 2019

56.8

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84.7

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Design

  • Eye-catching colorway (plastic) design that is unapologetically flashy - this one is sure to turn heads
  • Dedicated Google Assistant button on the left side
  • Fast, accurate in-display fingerprint scanner and face unlock options
  • On the bulky side

Display

  • Beautiful, full HD 6.38-inch Super AMOLED panel - you will get punchy colours, deep blacks, and good sunlight legibility
  • It also has Widevine L1 support which means you’ll be able to stream videos in Full HD on video streaming platforms like Netflix and Prime Video
  • An interesting addition to the display on the Z1x is the new low brightness anti-flicker mode - when switched on, it reduces screen flicker to alleviate visual fatigue - particularly useful during late-night gaming sessions

Software

  • Funtouch OS is an iOS-look-alike that is filled to the brim with customizations
  • It now also packs a useful Dark mode
  • There is also a dedicated PUBG feature (apart from the separate dedicated Gaming mode) that helps users make the most of their time while in the waiting room (Users can quit the application while waiting for the game to start and the game timer is displayed as a chat bubble in the UI)
  • It still continues to be one of the more cluttered Android UIs however, and can prove to be overwhelming for someone coming from a lighter/stock UI

Performance

  • Very good performance backed by the excellent Snapdragon 712 SoC that powered its predecessor - gamers too won’t be disappointed - the phone is more than capable of playing heavy games, at top graphics settings
  • Thermal management is pretty good too and the phone does not warm up easily

Camera

  • Very good set of cameras - front and back - you will get good detailed pictures in all lighting conditions
  • On the rear, the Z1x houses a triple-camera setup that consists of a primary 48MP sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide camera and a 2MP depth sensor
  • The pictures from the primary camera are visually appealing, generally saturated, and the colours pop
  • The wide-angle camera also takes images good enough to be shared on social channels
  • The camera application is also pretty comprehensive and houses a dearth of other features like Fun Video and AR stickers
  • There is also a a dedicated night mode present which does help in balancing exposure and getting a bit more detail in low-light scenarios
  • Portrait shots come out reasonably well - with good subject separation
  • The selfie camera is a 32MP snapper and takes really good selfies, especially in good light - there’s an AI Beauty mode too that lets you change just about any feature of your face - you can also play around with a bunch of different portrait effects and edge detection on these portraits is pretty decent too
  • Decent video recording quality - 1080p videos are stabilised well and colour reproduction is also decent (though focus lock can sometimes be jittery) - 4K videos, on the other hand, are a bit jerky
  • Overall, this is a very good camera setup for the price - perhaps only a shade behind the top camera phones of this price bracket - the likes of the Realme X and Redmi Note 7 Pro

Audio

  • Reasonably loud speaker (though, of course, as usually expected in this price range, it lacks depth)

Battery

  • Very good battery life with a large 4500mAh battery - you can easily get 1.5 days of use
  • Vivo has amped up charging speeds on the Z1x too, compared to the Z1 - the phone now supports 22.5W vivo FlashCharge that takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes to completely charge the phone from the 15% mark

Verdict

  • Overall, Vivo Z1x presents itself as another excellent all-rounder alternative from the Vivo camp for the mid-budget segment after the successful Vivo Z1 Pro - it stands up to the likes of Realme X, Oppo K3, Redmi Note 7 Pro, the Samsung Galaxy A50 - all great phones on their own accord

Expert Reviews

We continuously monitor new reviews from 200+ top technology experts

  1. The most mature execution we have seen from Vivo to date...does a great job at standing shoulder to shoulder with the fan favourite offerings from Redmi and Realme
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Definitely an attractive option
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. At this price point, the Vivo Z1x is definitely a good smartphone
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A well rounded device for the price
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. Attractive design and good-enough specs
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A good mashup of style and performance...worth considering at this price point
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. A more refined version of the Vivo Z1 Pro
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. A good phone for the price point...but don't expect a lot
    in.pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. One of the best bets in the mid-range smartphone segment
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Value-for-money phone
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Almost perfect, and at the right price
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  12. A great device in every aspect
    asianage.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. An all-rounder at this price
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. firstpost.com hands-on Read Review »

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Vivo Z1x (6GB RAM, 128GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.38 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2340 pixels (~ 404 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, SCHOTT Xensation Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.3 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 712Ranked #20 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 616
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4500 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, 22.5W Flash Charge, Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight190 gm
Thickness8.13 mm
Width75.2 mm
Camera
Primary Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 48MP: F/1.79 Aperture; 1/2" Sensor Size; Sony IMX582 Sensor; 0.8um Pixel Size
  • 8MP: 120-degree Ultra-wide lens; F/2.2 Aperture
  • 2MP: Depth Sensor; F/2.4 Aperture
  • AI Filter
  • Backlight HDR
  • Portrait bokeh
  • Portrait light effects
  • AR stickers
  • Slow motion
  • Time-lapse
  • AI Beauty
  • Live Photo
  • Fun Video
  • AI Super Night Mode
Secondary Camera32MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • AI Filters
  • AR stickers
  • Portrait light effects
  • Live Photo
  • AI Beauty
  • Fun Video
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • In-display Fingerprint Sensor
  • Reverse Charging

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